The spotted hyena Crocuta crocutaalso known as the laughing hyena is a hyena speciescurrently classed as the sole extant member of the genus Crocutanative to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is listed as being of least concern by the IUCN on account of its widespread range and large numbers estimated between 27, and 47, individuals  The species is, however, experiencing declines outside of protected areas due to habitat loss and poaching. It is the only mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening.
The female spotted hyena runs things in the cackle. Males are submissive, cautious, and fearful. The female has no external vagina.
This group of Hyena's seem to only be female. When it comes to sex, the gender roles are quite the reverse, the female hyena has a long clitoris that goes erect when aroused. National Geographic showcases leading explorers, scientists, environmentalists, film makers and renowned photographers.
Here's something you don't hear every day. It's really a clitoris that has grown up to 7 inches outside the body, making it resemble the real thing. To see it in all its glory, click here. That hormone causes them and their pseudo penis to grow larger, also making them the more dominant sex.
The spotted hyena is not a habitual scavenger, despite what you may have heard, and it is fabulously intelligent to boot. Reputation: Hyenas are ugly villains that only eat dead things, sometimes lions, sometimes even humans. Then they whoop with laughter.
Penis means power. In most mammalian embryos, the genital tubercle forms very early, later developing into either a penis or a clitoris, subject to a complex cocktail of influential hormones. Androgens like testosterone stimulate penile growth and are also associated with aggression, so the relationship between actual dicks penises and figurative dicks aggressive jerks is axiomatic.
Throughout history, few animals have been more befuddling than the hyena. This is a critter, after all, that famously laughs just like us, and according to the Roman naturalist Pliny the Eldercan call us by name, then proceed to slaughter us when we emerge from our homes. The root of all this sexual mythologizing?
All rights reserved. Female spotted hyenas sport fake "penises. These pseudo-penises or pseudophalluses, as they're called, are paired with "testicles"—actually fused labia filled with fatty tissue. So how can a layperson tell female and male spotted hyenas apart?
Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion. The surprising thing is that female spotted hyenas appear to have a penis, too. Female spotted hyena and her "penis".